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Like It or Lump It, Your Intended Audience Matters

August 5, 2016

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The Parable of theAudience

by A. Ferguson

The stadium wasa sea of overpriced band tees and elaborate haircuts. Heavy metal music was beingplayed, inappropriately, as quiet background music over the speaker system. Suddenly and without warning, the lights wentout and the music abruptly ended. The hubbub of chatter and the friendly jostling of the crowd wasreplaced with an almighty roar as every eye turned to the stage. People pushed and shoved their way to the front, clapping and screaming to be heard above the crowd. A plastic cup filled with beer flewtowards the front, showering the ravening crowd as it passedby but no one paidany attention. There wasyet another almighty roar as the band ranout on stage and struck the first chord of their opening number: Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major.

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  1. Of course it matters. Thanks for sharing this.

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